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Man, 20, dies in shooting during meeting in parking lot

Shooter flees, sought by police
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Posted at 9:23 PM, May 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-25 09:52:12-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Port St. Lucie police are seeking a man who fled after a 20-year-year man was shot dead during a meeting in the Gatlin Commons Business Center's parking lot Wednesday night.

At 6:57 p.m., police responded to Southwest Aledo Lane and Southwest Brigantine Place, east of Interstate 95 about a shooting.

The 20-year-old driver and a woman arrived in their vehicle to meet with two known individuals in another vehicle in a parking lot, police said in a post on Facebook.

The shooter exited a 2017 Red Jeep Cherokee and entered the victim's vehicle, police said. The victim drove away as the gunman shot the driver from inside the vehicle.

The gunman fled the area on foot as another suspect drove the 2017 Red Jeep Cherokee out of the area.

The woman in the victim's vehicle was taken to a hospital for a medical condition, but police believe she is OK.

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Scene at shooting in Port St. Lucie.

Detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to investigate further.

"We have done an extensive search in the area," Police Chief Richard Del Toro told WPTV's Joel Lopez at a briefing. "We do advise right now just to keep your doors locked. We don't believe there is an immediate threat to the area but always a good idea at this time of night to keep your doors locked."

Anyone who recognizes the shooter or vehicle pictured, please call detectives at 772-871-5001.